Richard C. offers Acoustic Guitar Lessons, Banjo Lessons, Bass Guitar Le...

Tutor in Irvine, CA 92612

Irvine, CA 92612


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Price starts at: $35.00

Subjects: Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Country Guitar, Drum, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers in the past as well as at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have also performed at the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, The Bakersfield Jazz Festival and numerous club dates and private functions throughout New York, New England and California.

  • Lesson Details *
    Students will experience an “original” lesson based on how they learn. Some students benefit most from a visual standpoint reading music or tab while others learn best by an auditory or hearing approach. We will explore what works best for you. Whether its blues, rock jazz or other styles, we will find the best avenue to progress toward your goals. At the same time I believe it should always be a fun thing to do!
  • Studio Equipment *
    Guitars – Drums – Banjo – Amplifiers – Piano – Accordion – Ukes and other assorted instruments
  • Specialties *
    Depending on student interest, I teach numerous styles (Rock, Blues Jazz improvisation) by reading music or by ear. Some students are more visual while others are auditory learners. Whichever is best for the student.

Child Ages:
3 weeks - 17 years
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Date: January 15, 1972 – December 15, 1979
School: University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
Degree: Bachelor’s Degree
Description: Music

Date: September 15, 1972 – December 15, 1980
School: University of Maryland & Berklee College of Music – Boston
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Description: After graduating University of Maryland I then attended Berklee College of Music in Boston studying Harmony, chord scales, composition and ear training.


Date: January 15, 2004
Name: Music Teachers National Association
Description: The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.


Date: January 15, 1970
Organization: Concordia University, Tarbut V’ Torah, Private Studio
Title: Music Teacher
Description: Over 30 years teaching and performing experience. Performed at Music festivals, studio recordings as well as clubs and private functions.

Date: January 15, 1985
Organization: Rich Cozzi Music
Title: Musician/Teacher
Description: I have taught and performed on a variety of different instruments (guitar, banjo, ukulele, drums) and styles for over thirty years. Performances include the Cape Cod and Bakersfield Jazz Festivals, the Sweet & Hot Festival in Los Angeles and numerous club and private functions throughout California, New York, Florida and New England.


Date: June 15, 1976
Authority: University of Maryland
Name: Bachelor of Liberal Arts – Berklee College of Music
Description: College degree from University of Maryland and studied at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston


Language: English
Proficiency: Fluent / Native Proficiency


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